How to make Thai Red Prawn Curry -

This Prawn curry is bursting with Thai flavours.this Thai coconut red curry with prawn’s recipe is easy, quick, and full of flavour!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Red curry paste (रेड करी पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Seafood

Thai Red Prawn Curry

Thai Red Prawn Curry Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Red Prawn Curry Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) peeled and deveined 1 cup

  • Red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Scraped coconut 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon grass finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Galangal chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Birds eye chillies 4-5

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns ½ teaspoon

  • Rice flour paste 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Mushrooms quartered 4-5

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Kaffir lime leaves 4

  • Basil leaves 5-6

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Grind coconut, lemon grass, galangal, bird’s eye chillies, turmeric powder, peppercorns and rice flour to a fine paste with sufficient water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add Thai red curry paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add onion and sauté till golden brown. Add prawns and mix well.

Step 4

Add ground paste and sauté for a minute. Add salt, lemon juice and sugar and mix well.

Step 5

Add a little water and cook on low heat till the prawns are half cooked.

Step 6

Add mushrooms, reduce heat and add coconut milk. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add kaffir lime leaves and basil leaves and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

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